Sijtse Jansma

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameSijtse•Jansma
Used nameSijtse•Jansma
Born22 May 1898 in Leeuwarden (NED)
Died4 December 1977 in Amsterdam (NED)
AffiliationsAchilles, Arnhem (NED)
NOC Netherlands


Jansma, was one of eight members of the Achilles Krachtsportvereniging from Arnhem that represented the Netherlands in tug-of-war. The team had won the Dutch trials, and managed to earn a silver medal in Antwerp. This result was in doubt for some time, as the Official Results listed both the Netherlands and the US as winning second place. This confusion was ended in 1968, when Henk Janssen presented his silver medal and associated Olympic diploma.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Tug-Of-War NED Sijtse Jansma
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) Netherlands 2 Silver